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Showaddywaddy

The first single I ever bought for my first real girlfriend was Showaddywaddy's Three Steps to Heaven!

Showaddywaddy were a kind of teddy boy revival act from the 70's, not particularly good but very popular. There were about eight of them all with different colour teddy boy jackets, brothel creepers (their shoes) and each donning a quiff!

During the mid- 80s they were confined to playing cheesy nightclubs that served scampi & chips in a basket as part of the admission price. I once saw them supporting dance act Hot Gossip!

You can probably still catch them playing at a Butlins rock 'n' roll revival weekend alongside other contemporaries of theirs such as Mud and Alvin Stardust - see them at your peril!

All that remains to say is Shani Bishop (as you were then), I hope you are well!


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Showaddywaddy Last post by res
04 August 2011

Do You Remember Showaddywaddy?

Do You Remember Showaddywaddy?

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    No fun any more
  • Anonymous user
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    Ive seen them recently but only one original member left and theyre drifting from the older stuff now. To be honest I'd say people will lose interest soon.
  • Anonymous user
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    Great group, i've seen them live too. Have seen them sining Under The moon of Love, I started to like them.
  • Anonymous user
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    I loved showaddywaddy, even though I was still in nappies. I think it was the coloured jackets...
  • Anonymous user
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    Singing in the Harpenden Childrens Home Choir with the great Showaddywaddy making a hit single HEY MR CHRISTMAS then making a video to go with it in the woods with a huge snow machine to set the scene, they were great guyswe had a lot of fun, fond memories Joan x
    • Anonymous user
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      You didn't make any money from it though.
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember back in the mid 70's when Showaddywaddy were at the absolute height of their popularity. I saw them at the Odeon in Birmingham, It was jampacked. When the lights went down, the Dambusters theme played and then the sound of a jet taking off (very loud), then Russ started to play The Hall of the Mountain King on the guitar. The rest of the show was superb and they really knew how to get you 'jiving'. I've seen them another five times since and their music never dies, although the line-up has changed a little.